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Spicy Lamb Borek

Easy Minced Lamb Borek with Flaky Filo

8

Serves

25 mins

Prep Time

25 mins

Cook Time

Sophie Gray

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Sophie Gray

Crispy filo and spicy minced lamb make a delicious savoury snack with drinks, or a light meal with a salad or seasonal vegetables. Make them in advance, re-heat as required and serve on their own or with a dipping sauce, then just watch them disappear!

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Ingredients

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500g Quality Mark lamb mince

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2 garlic cloves

crushed

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2 tsp cumin

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1/2 tsp salt

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pinch black pepper

a pinch of

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1 cup parsley

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2 tbsp lemon juice

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1 egg

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8 sheets filo pastry

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1/4 cup butter

Method

To Make Borek

1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

2

In a medium saucepan or frying pan, brown the lamb mince, pressing with a fork or potato masher so it’s fine and crumbly.

3

Add the crushed garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and parsley and mix well.

4

Stir in the lemon juice and set the mixture aside to cool, then mix in the egg.

5

Lay out a sheet of filo, keeping the remaining sheets covered with a sheet of greaseproof paper and a damp tea towel.

6

Brush the filo sheet lightly with the melted butter or oil.

7

Lift one short side of the pastry and fold it over the other half, creating a rectangle.

8

Brush lightly with oil and spoon ¼ cup of cooled lamb mixture in a strip along the short side of the pastry.

9

Roll over once, then fold in both sides to enclose the filling.

10

Roll the parcel over until you have a neat bundle and place with the join facing down, on a greased tray.

11

Repeat until all the Borek have been assembled.

12

Once assembled, brush lightly with oil or melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and crispy.

13

Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (246g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2707 (646)kJ

Protein

31.6g

Total Fat

46.8g

Saturated Fat

24.5g

Carbs

24.8g

Sugars

1g

Sodium

673mg

Iron*

4.8mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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